Use Outlook over a home network

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by avdv78, Jun 10, 2002.

  1. avdv78

    avdv78 Guest

    Is there an easy way to use Outlook over a network? I want to see a persons calendar that's on my home network and i want to send email over the network (not over the internet). I've tried to install Microsoft Exchange but i couldn't get it to work.

    Thank you.
     
  2. the_tazinator

    the_tazinator Are we there yet?

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    The only way that I am aware of this working is to have a centralized exchange server. That way all of the tools within outlook will work properly. Also the items like the calander are stored on the server rather than on the local machine. For a small LAN at home, this could be a lot more work that it would be worth.
     
  3. open_source

    open_source Guest

    The_tazinator is correct. You would need an exchange server.
     
  4. WiZZie

    WiZZie Guest

    We are running Outlook 2000 at work without any exchange server and it works just fine!

    I don´t know the setup of it but I can find out on thursday when I´m back at work.
     
  5. the_tazinator

    the_tazinator Are we there yet?

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    One option that I have discovered you can do, and I don't know if this will get you want you want, but you can share your outlook.pst file on each machine then add a personal folder within outlook pointing to that share file. You can't send mail but it does allow you to view and edit the calander, inbox and all other folders on the remote machines.

    WiZZie might have something for you too.

    Just throwing out ideas!